Compline Service

Compline Service

For nearly 50 years, you’ve tuned to KING FM for the Office of Compline, a Gregorian chant service held every Sunday night at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Now you can hear this beautiful, meditative music anytime you want, right here. Tune in every Sunday at 9:30pm for our live Compline broadcast.

March 19, 2017

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: SAINT FLAVIAN) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; adapt. and harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901)
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.
PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone IV.5
NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Osbert Parsley (c. 1511-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

March 12, 2017

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: SOUTHWELL) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 121 – H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.
NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Juan de Lienas (c. 1617-1654) 

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse & Cameron Mousighi, soloists

February 26, 2017

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: AETERNE REX ALTISSIME) – Plainsong, Mode I; Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.; adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
PSALM 2 and 150 –Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: IBIS) – mel. Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Erin Aas (b. 1980)
ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

February 19, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline with treble and male voices under the direction of Jason Anderson. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock
HYMN 632: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: MUNICH) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
NUNC DIMITTIS from the Gloucester Service – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
ANTHEM: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – Samuel Wesley (1810-1876)
Jason Anderson, director • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist • Tyler Morse, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

February 12, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: “Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord” from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1924)
PSALM 119:1-16 – Plainsong, Tone II.1
HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strengths (Tune: LIEBSTER JESU) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Melchior Franck (1573-1639)
ANTHEM: I give you a new commandment – John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558)
Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

February 5, 2017

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 112: 1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7
HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS) – mel. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); harm. Seth Calvisius (1556-1615)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627); ed. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)
ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes
Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor

January 29, 2017

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens) – melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693
PSALM 15 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: O God of Every Nation – (Tune: Llangloffan) – melody from Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nhymru, 1865
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
ANTHEM*: Peace – Peter R. Hallock
Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor
*Soloist: Cameron Mousighi

January 22, 2017

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say – The Third Tune, Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
PSALM 27:1, 5-13 – plainsong, Tone VIII.1
HYMN: The People Who in Darkness Walked – Dundee, melody The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)
NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Mark Powell
ANTHEM: Surge, Illuminare – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

January 15, 2017

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of Mercy, God of Grace – Lucerna Laudoniae, David Evans (1874-1948)
PSALM 40:1-11 – plainsong, Tone II.1
HYMN: They Kingdom Come, O God! – St. Cecilia, Leighton George Hayne (1836-1883)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Lord God, You Now Have Set Your Servant Free – Song 1, melody and bass Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625); harm. Hymns for School and Church, 1964
• Jesu, Dulcis Memoria – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
• Agnus Dei (from Mass of the Quiet Hour) – George Oldroyd (1887-1956)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor